The MSAE Distance Learning Program Option

Christine Gebara at her lab at JPL

Aiming High. Shattering Glass Ceilings. A master's degree was always in the big picture for Christine Gebara, BSAE '17. So was a job as a mechanical engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which she landed after earning her BSAE degree at Tech. "There is no place that does the sort of work we do at JPL. When I began working, I saw that all of the really smart people at JPL -- colleagues who could think through complex problems in a comprehensive fashion - had master's and Ph.Ds. I wanted to do what they do, so I made the commitment. It's challenging, sure, but some of my graduate work actually overlaps with my job. And, in addition to working with my AE faculty advisor on my degree, I'm collaborating with him on some research that he and JPL are both interested in."

Distance Learning: The Online Aerospace Engineering MS

The Distance Learning MSAE program at Georgia Tech offers you the opportunity to earn a masters in science in aerospace engineering without taking up residency at our Atlanta campus.

Why the Distance Learning MSAE Degree?

With more than 14 years of experience in online instruction, we have earned the respect of employers, academics, researchers, and alumni. Our faculty have the breadth, depth, and industry connections to deliver a masters of science program that sharpens critical thinking skills and contributes significant research to the discipline.

What Distance Learning MSAE Students Do

Using an array of remote technologies you will attend the DLP orientation, participate in classes, study with your classmates, consult with advisors, and create a research program that expands your critical thinking skills and your mastery of cutting-edge concepts. There is no dissertation and you can take just one class per semester.

How It Works: The AE School uses digital learning tools for online lectures, videos, discussion boards, web conferencing, and more. Our Distance Learning lectures and student-faculty interactions are digitally captured and then posted for you to view on demand. You will be granted access to class materials online and will have an online account to submit and monitor homework and exams. You will submit regular assignments including homework, projects, and papers. In addition, some degrees may include secure, proctored online exams.

Find out more about how DL MSAE students complete their program
Find out more about the DL MSAE curriculum.

Apply to the Distance Learning MSAE Program

Well-qualified individuals who have earned an undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering or a related field, are encouraged to apply. Admission decisions are made throughout the year. All applications are processed by Georgia Tech's Office of Graduate Admissions.

No GRE Requirement: Spring & Fall 2023
The AE School will not require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) as part of the Spring 2023, Summer 2023, and Fall 2023 admissions process for our MS and Ph.D. programs.
Application Deadlines
Spring 2023 - October 1, 2022
Summer 2023 - March 1, 2023
Fall 2023 - April 1, 2023
Deferral Deadline
The last day to defer enrollment for Fall 2022 is August 1, 2022. You can defer your application for up to one academic year. Please send your request to the AE Graduate Info mailbox if you need to defer.